Trip Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek comes highly recommended and is very popular amongst trekkers in Nepal. For good reason – as one is surrounded with unparalleled beauty in the form of some of the highest and most majestic mountains in the world, offering unique and stunning views, including Machhapuchhre, known as Fishtail for its distinctive peak, Annapurna South and Annapurna II. Annapurna itself is the tenth highest peak in the world. Not only will you be awe-struck by these mighty snow-capped giants, but you also trek through a varied terrain as well, and you are able to enjoy terraced rice paddies and lush rhododendron forests along this route.

The Annapurna sanctuary is included in this trek and  its undulating route is very child friendly as it includes many tea houses on the way where the local hosts provide hot water and a wide selection of food, ranging from Nepalese rice dahl to Italian spaghetti or pizza. So it has proved a favourite for family groups wanting to share this special experience together as well as individual trekkers. Be prepared for a bit of a workout as the route is undulating in nature and requires one to be reasonably fit. The trek in this part of Nepal is offered year-round, but one does need to keep informed about the weather as there have been avalanches between the Himalayan Hotel and Machhapuchhre Base Camp. In winter, depending on the level of snowfall, the camp has occasionally been closed. In spring of course, one is treated to the rhododendron forest being in full bloom.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
Day 02: In Kathmandu withy optional tour and trek preparation.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive)
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (trek point) and trek to Ghandruk 1,940m -04 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chomrong village at 2,170m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,600 m via Bamboo 2,310 – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,700 via Deurali 3,200 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m – 03 hrs with free afternoon.
Day 09: Trek back to Bamboo 2,310 m – 06 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot-spring) 1,780 m – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Potana 1,900 m via Landruk – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Kande 1,770 m via Australian camp and drive to Pokhara – 04 hrs.
Day 13: Drive / Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 14: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information regarding Annapurna Base Camp trekking and while you are under our care.

Evening includes authentic Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with trek preparation and optional tour.
Today, allowing you much time to prepare for Annapurna Base Camp trekking with optional tour around Kathmandu at places of interest with rest of the afternoon free for trek preparations and packing gear.

Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive)
Starting this fabulous and scenic moderate and adventurous Annapurna Base Camp Trekking taking a morning drive towards Nepal Mid West with grand views of Ganesh-Langtang Himal, as the drive gets closer towards Pokhara catch the views of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Mt. Machhapuchare known as Fish Tail due to its shape.

After exciting scenic drive reaching at Pokhara a famous and popular touristic spot of Nepal Himalaya, blessed with natural wonders of snow capped peaks, rolling green hills and valley with serene lakes, in Pokhara overnight by the Phewa Lake with ample time for short walks around the lake.

(Options by Air taking half hour of scenic flight to land at Pokhara from Kathmandu)

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (trek point) and trek to Ghandruk 1,940m -04 hrs.
After a wonderful stop at scenic Pokhara, our adventure starts with few hour drives from Pokhara towards mid hills, offering views of Annapurna Himalaya range including the majestic
Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail” as the ride reaches Nayapul (new bridge) situated on Pokhara-Baglung / Beni highway.

From here our walk begins on gradual trail to reach at lovely Bhirethati village, from here our route diverts following the Modi River upstream past farm lands and villages, on leaving the river behind at Syali Bazaar, then starting a long climb on stop steps into farm terraces and Gurung villages of Kimche and slowly walk leads to a large village at Ghandruk, populated with mostly Gurung ethnic tribes.

Here explore around Gurung village, one of the largest village within Annapurna region, where the men folk have long traditions supplying finest soldiers in British and Indian Gorkha Regiments.

At Ghandruk with many good lodges for overnight stay after good walk of few hours, Ghandruk offers views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks with tips of Machhapuchare Himal.

Day 05: Trek to Chomrong village at 2,170m - 06 hrs.
From Ghandruk walk leads up on top of the village and then walking on moderate trail within cool shade of forest, soon leading to an hour climb up at Kimrong ridge, with few lodges and tea-houses after a short rest heading downhill to Kimrong Khola and its beautiful valley for lunch stop.

After lunch few hours uphill haul to reach a ridge of Chomrong village, where walk leads to a short descend reaching another large Gurung village at Chomrong, this is one of last permanent village on route Annapurna base camp and sanctuary.

Chomrong village with lovely lodge with views of beautiful landscapes and snow capped peaks of Annapurna South-Huinchuli and Fish Tail peaks.

Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,600 m via Bamboo 2,310 - 06 hrs.
With pleasant overnight at Chomrong our route leads downhill to Chomrong River, after crossing a bridge with climb on stone steps to Sinuwa Danda (ridge) with glorious views of surrounding hills and snow clad peaks, here with short rest as the walk leads into serene cool alpine forest of tall rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines and fir tree lines on winding gradual trail.

After a lovely morning walk of few hours then descend into bamboo thickets reaching at Bamboo a settlement with number of lodges within bamboo and alpine woods by the Modi River.

From entering into Modi River gorge, where walk leads to slow climb within forested areas and then finally ending the day walk at Dovan with overnights in this isolated place by the sound of Modi River.

Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,700 via Deurali 3,200 m - 05 hrs.
From here onward walking into a gorge where the air is much cooler within forest as the walk proceeds with short climb reaching at large overhanging cave known as Hinko, and then walk to Himali Hotel for short rest and refreshment, and then walk leads downhill past old rubble landslides and glaciers by the river Modi, after crossing a small temporary wooden bridge leading to a short climb at Deurali with 5-6 lodges.

At Deurali for lunch the only place with lodge from here onwards into pure wilderness where tree lines declines for smaller alpine bushes and shrubs, as the walk leads to a climb following raging Modi River upstream to reach our overnight halt at Machhapuchare Base Camp.

Located just behind at the bottom of Machhapuchare Himal North Face, this is where Annapurna Sanctuary begins.

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 03 hrs with free afternoon.
After a wonderful morning catching views of Fish Tail and peaks of Annapurna South with Huinchuli including massive Mt. Annapurna I listed as world's tenth highest mountains at 8,091 m high.

Walk leads to a slow climb on grassy slopes to reach a wide plateau into the sanctuary encircled within amphitheatre of high snow clad peaks, and then reaching our main highlight of the adventure at Annapurna Base Camp, the highest spot of the trek at 4,130 m high with sweeping panorama of mountains and glaciers.

Here with enough time to enjoy the views of Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545 ft) Vara-Shikar peaks / Annapurna Fang, Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Huin-chuli, Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) with Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) the unclimbed and virgin peak.

Day 09: Trek back to Bamboo 2,310 m - 06 hrs.
Enjoying amazing views of high giant mountains within Annapurna Sanctuary and its base camp, our return route leads back to Bamboo on the same trail with downhill walk most of the way with few short climb on route to our overnight stop at Bamboo.

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot-spring) 1,780 m - 05 hrs.
After a refreshing morning with the sound of raging Modi River a short climb to reach into forested areas, where gradual walk leads at Sinuwa Danda with few lodges and views of Chomrong and Ghandruk village in the distance.

From here on long downhill walk to Chomrong River, on crossing a bridge with steep climb to Chomrong village for lunch.

Afternoon with short climb to a ridge and then descend towards Jhinu Danda for overnight stop in one of its lovely nice lodge with afternoon free to enjoy the hot spring which is about 30 minutes down from the lodge by the River Modi.

Day 11: Trek to Potana 1,900 m via Landruk - 06 hrs.
After a pleasant and relaxing time at Jhinu village, morning walks leads to a descend for an hour towards Modi River, on crossing the bridge with short climb to Landruk village, another large Gurung village, from here on gradual winding trail past terraced farm fields and scattered villages with an uphill for 40 minutes to reach at scenic Deurali ridge of above 2,150 m high offering grand views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks.

After Deurali walk all the way to Potana village for overnight stop with superb views of mountains located within forest surrounding.

Day 12: Trek to Kande 1,770 m via Australian camp and drive to Pokhara - 04 hrs.
Morning catching the mountain views, our last walk of this short wonderful trek leads uphill into cool rhododendron forest to Thulo Kharka popularly called Australian Camp, a wonderful spot with grand views of Annapurna Mountains, from here on downhill to reach at Kande village by the road head of Baglung-Pokhara highway.

After completing our marvelous country walk on the high hills of Annapurna and then an hour drive brings you back at picturesque Pokhara with fantastic time on Annapurna Himalayan Trek.

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Early morning transfer to bus or other smaller vehicle for scenic and exciting drive to Kathmandu as the morning ride leads towards farm villages and towns and driving along the Marysangdi and Trisuli River  toward Mugling Bazaar, and then after an interesting 5-6 hours journey reaching at hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life.

(By Air options of 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu)

Day 14: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

Cost Includes

  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star level hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (11 nights Trekking Guesthouse in twin sharing and occasionally dormitory style).
  • Licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping bag during the trek (should be returned to us)
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Rescue service arrangement only (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Official expenses.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa
  • Air travel to/from Nepal,
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
  • Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
  • Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.

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What an amazing adventure! I just finished ABC trek, and I can only recommend Babu and his team! These guys love what they do, they took care of everything and they made sure I was safe during the whole trip. My guide was very friendly, professional and knows the area well. But most importantly, the whole crew made me feel so welcome here, I had one of the best times of my life. Thanks guys! I will come back for sure!

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Please be noted that the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide group discounts of 10% for booking of 3 or more than 3 persons. If a group booking of 10 or more than 10 people, then it is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for a person. And if your group is much larger, please contact us to negotiate about the discount. By the way, we also provide private and tailor made trip best suited for you.
Note: Start dates are your arrival date in Nepal, whereas, End dates are the returning date from Nepal.

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Private Trip

Considering our clients' wish, we also provide private trip to them by which they can spend their memorable moments without any disturbance.

Tailor Made Trip

Taking this itinerary as base, you can make your own itinerary. You can add your own activities like Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trishuli River Rafting, Bungee Jumping etc.





Choose your date
The above itinerary is a standard info of what we provide. But this trip can be customized  as per your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Note: During the trip, weather condition, transportation, local political factors etc can result in the change of itinerary. Therefore, if such condition occurs during the trip, leader has right to decide the best alternative considering the interest of whole group. However, we do our best to minimize the effects of such thing, but we will not be responsible for the result of changes or delays.

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Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition P. Ltd supports local NGO's and Orphan Foundation in number of ways.:-
Donation:
We donate up to 12% of its annual revenue to local community projects like regular maintenance of government schools, rebuilding of earthquake affected houses etc.
Sponsorship
Sponsorship is one of the major activities to help orphan children. We also help to conduct sponsorship by collaboration with some organizations.
Volunteering Program
Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition organize volunteering programs in several fields like Education, Health, Technology, Agriculture and Cultural Exchange. It is basically targeted into remote and rural areas of Nepal.

FAQs

Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.